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Nov 17, 2009 4:30am EST
relationship, the united states and china are now working to bolster partnership in key areas while acknowledging there are some fundamental disagreements. president obama is in beijing this morning where several hours of intense private talks with his chinese counterpart ended with bold statements on some critical issues. nbc's chuck todd is traveling with the president joining us live from the chinese capital this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. it was easily the president's most important and productive day of this week-long trip to asia as one commentator put it when china and america get together it's like chi-merica. the two countries will say this, they believe they've made some significant progress on climate change issues. they've come to some agreements on -- for instance, opening a joint center of research on climate issues, researching clean coal technologies together, even an electrical car initiative. on north korea, they both seem to come out rhetorically fairly strongly against north korea and pushing to denuclearize the entire pe
Nov 2, 2009 4:30am EST
national dialogue and the united states will support the next afghan president. >>> meanwhile, the united nations is suspending long-term development projects in pakistan because of an increasingly deadly insurgency there. a focus on emergency and h humanitarian relief. i follows a string of attacks honoring workers and civilians on both sides of the frontier. >>> at least 20 people were killed in an explosion just outside the pakistani capital. they are among the estimated 250 people killed in recent days in what militants call retribution for a government offensive. >>> also today, north korea offered strong signs that it is ready to return to international talks concerning its nuclear program. still, the regime links suggestions with demands to the united states. pyongyang wants direct meetings with washington first before returning to the larger so-called six-party talks. if the u.s. refuses, north korea said it will, quote, go our own way. an apparent threat to enlarge its nuclear arsenal. >> now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. >>> an honest
Nov 16, 2009 4:30am EST
, that's a country that the united states has new complicated, almost unprecedented economic ties. nevertheless, opening his first visit to that country, the president politely but firmly pressed for greater freedoms there, including unsensored access to the internet. nbc chief white house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. he joins frus shanghai this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. you put it really well saying it was a polite little tag at the china nie chinese government in particular on the internet. he was asked pointedly by a question that actually was gotten through the internet by the u.s. embassy about, for instance, the fact that they can't access twitter or facebook here in china. the president responded. he goes, look, sometimes i wish there weren't such an easy way for critics to criticize him, that the internet allows for this. but he says that criticism makes him a better leader. touched on a few other issues, including he was asked about the touchy relationship that the u.s. has with taiwan, which is usual
Nov 6, 2009 4:30am EST
>>> we're looking at a live picture of the united states capitol on a friday morning. a beautiful friday. chilly, though. 43 degrees here in washington. good morning and welcome. i'm barbara harrison. >> glad to have you with us this friday. i'm craig melvin in for joe krebs. we want to start things off as we always do, weather and traffic on the 1s. here's tom. happy friday, tom. >> same to you. welcome, craig. good to have you with us this rning. as we start off this morning we have the big old moon up in the western sky now, and the temperatures are not quite as cold as they were yesterday morning. we've had the winds up a bit so that's kept the atmosphere well stirred. so have not allowed the temperatures to drop below freezing. upper 30s to near 40 all around the region. we've got a mostly clear sky this morning. a few clouds across central virginia. we'll have sunshine this morning and a few clouds midday. highs only the low 50s today. we'll take a look at the weekend coming right outer loop. stay tuned. >> thank you, tom. >> let's take a look at the area roads. how are they lookin
Nov 19, 2009 4:30am EST
than vice president of the united states. but i still like her. >> reporter: she was always a draw in the michigan heartland but the mccain/palin ticket fell behind. in going rogue she says, they should make a quick run over the state line to hold a grassroots rally. she said it would be fast, it would be free, it would be maverick-y. the campaign said no, so she promised to return. leaving the door open to politics. >> what do you think of the news week cover? >> i think this is quite cheesy and i never would have posed for news week in shorts. >> john mccain came out swinging said he agrees with steve schmidt. >> i have great respect for john mccain. >> reporter: tonight palin made it clear that if she decides on a political future, she'll be going rogue, taking on the republican establishment. andrea mitchell, nbc news, grand rapids, michigan. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a heated police shoot-out in cincinnati w captured on camera. an armed suspect fled his vehicle after an officer pulled him over. well, he climbed into t
Nov 9, 2009 4:30am EST
high regard for mikhail gorbachev. we have known each other for 20 years, but the united states sent billions of dollars into russia and sent the best expert there is to help them create a market economy, so much of that money went into private bank accounts of those who still have their hand on the levers of power in russia. the money simply disappeared in many instances. i don't think we were at all prepared for how unprepared russia would be to create a market economy. someone said to me here on the last couple of days, the communists always had a plan for how they would take over the west, the west didn't have a plan for how it would take over the communist empire once it fell down. i think that's a pretty good summary. >> quickly, tom, as a journalist there were few occasions when you can witness and report on something that you know is world-changing instantly, that had to be a feeling you had 20 years ago. >> reporter: as i said here getting ready to go on the air and saying to the control room in new york, there is no script. i'm going to have to ad lib by my through this bec
Nov 18, 2009 4:30am EST
of north korea will be on the table but a free trade agreement between the united states and south korea that is still not ratified by the u.s. the president will also address troops, american troops that are stationed in south korea when he is there before he leaves back for the states. president obama did sit down with me for an interview before he left beijing. we touched on a number of topics, afghanistan, the khalid shake mow ham tuhammamuhammad, presidency is taking a physical toll on him or not. you'll see all of those questions and answer later on the "today" show and later on msnbc. back to you, christina. >> thanks so much, chuck. don't miss chuck todd's interview which airs this morning on 7:00 a.m. on "today" right here on this nbc station. >>> well, faced with a new obstacle to the middle east peace process, the white house is delivering sharp criticism of israel's plans to build 900 new housing units in the east jerusalem neighborhood. the white house has called for israel to halt its construction in the area and said it's, quote, dismayed by the plan to proceed. land
Nov 30, 2009 4:30am EST
economic fears that flared up on friday. from the central bank of the united arab emirates seems to have mounting concerns over the state of dubai. that reassurance, coupled with cash flow from abu dhabi helped nationings recover. uae stocksave nose-dived since returning to trade. it could have been much worse. >>> back in the u.s., early reports on holiday shopping were mixed. according to the national retail federation, black friday total sales were up over last year. but the average consumer spent nearly $30 less overall. >>> now the big question of course, can cyber monday save the retail season? if the weekend was any indation, online shoppers were out in record numbers on black friday, bringing in the day's strongest sales ever, up 11% over last year. >>> also on the mind of traders this week, november unemployment numbers. they are due out on friday. fewer jobs have been cut recently. the nation's overall unemployment rate is expected to remain at 10.2%. >>> more economic data due out this week in auto industry -- an industry report on the manufacturing and service sectors wi
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